Manamey Review

  • Published Jun 07, 2024 | 3:44 PMUpdated Jun 07, 2024 | 3:44 PM
  • Published Jun 07, 2024 | 3:44 PMUpdated Jun 07, 2024 | 3:44 PM
Manamey Review


Vikram (Sharwanand) and Shubhadra (Krithi Shetty) agree to take care of their friends’ child who has been left without parents. The rest of the story is centered around how the child’s involvement changes their lives and how they take up the responsibility.


Throughout the film, Sharwanand looks extremely fit and at ease. When it comes to performance, he delivered what was required and has a flamboyant body language. Krithi Shetty is pretty, but her performance or character is not noteworthy. Rahul Ravindran and Seerat Kapoor got wasted in silly roles. Shiva Kandukuri was fine in a supporting role, but he did not get much scope to perform. Vennela Kishore provides the comic relief in a couple of scenes. Rahul Ramakrishna, Sudarshan, Sachin Khedekar, Tulasi and others were alright.


Sriram Adittya is the director of Manamey. The film’s basic plot is nothing new, and it could have worked only with an engaging presentation. However, the young director was able to get the things right only in parts. The first half of the film works for most of the parts as the lighthearted fun moments combined with great visuals make it a bit appealing. Though the core emotion does not land, the humor makes it work until interval. However, things go. Completely wrong in the second half, as the pace of the film drops and never gets back. There were many moments which could have provided the required impact, but they failed to do so because of poor writing/handling.


Sharwanand’s Performance is the biggest plus point of the film. He even made a few boring scenes work with his dialogue delivery and expressions. The film’s first half is easily enjoyable, even though the setting looks familiar, the perfect cast and rich visuals make it up for it.


As said above, the story was simple, but a proper screenplay could have helped it to achieve the goal. But the ineffective narration never let the proceedings make an impact. For example, the entire track of Rahul Ravindran as an evil businessman looked absurd. Moreover, in the second half, the monotonous sequences like an old couple bumping into the way of the lead couple and the child’s air balloon ride do not work whatsoever. Additionally, a concept like Hero working on a thesis was handled poorly and even the crucial episode of pre-climax, where the Hero attempts to get back the child, came out unintentionally funny. Hesham Wahab’s music also works as a severe disappointment.

Rating: 2.5/5
Last Line: Manamey – Second Half Soonyamey